We’re guessing that Westport, Connecticut resident Jason Stiber has a lot of time on his hands, but we really have to give it to him for sticking so strongly to his convictions. In April, Stiber received a $300 ticket for distracted driving when he was pulled over soon after exiting a McDonald’s drive-thru, apparently whilst enjoying a delicious oval-shaped hash brown. While the officer charged Stiber with being on his cell phone, Stiber maintains (strongly) that he was merely enjoying his breakfast. And he has some considerable evidence on his side, according to The Times-Union: “Stiber said he had no reason to put his phone up to his ear because he has Bluetooth, and provided phone records that show he did not make any calls in the hour he received the ticket.”
Despite the phone records, which he brought to court, Stiber failed to overturn the ticket; he is now contesting that infraction, with another court date set for December 7. He has hired a lawyer for $1,000, the same amount he says his insurance went up with the ticket conviction. He emphatically states, “I’m going to trial for justice”; meanwhile, a police spokesperson released the following statement: “He was pulled over for talking on his cellphone and given an infraction. I’m sure his claim is different.” Honestly, this case is so good it should be on Judge Judy, or perhaps fictionalized for an upcoming riveting episode somewhere in the Law & Order franchise.